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#2011348 - 09/28/12 12:04 PM Your Favorite card and why?
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I know all of us have favorite cards that have there own little meaning to them besides the dollar amount next to there name (or not) in Beckett or VCP/SMR. For me its a 1956 Jungle Jim Rivera. I have no scanner so I cant post an image of this card but it was the first vintage card I ever bought at my local hobby shop (where I worked part time) in 1985. I was thirteen and up to that point I only really bought packs and opened them trying to complete the new topps set each year. It was horizontal, old, and had a painted picture of him making a leaping catch robbing a home run. I bought it because I thought it was differnt and in my young undeveloped brain I figured I could somehow collect these old cool cards and get a whole set one day. I went home and showed the card to my father and that card sparked a long long explanation of who Jungle Jim was, how the GO GO White Sox were the team that was suppose to beat the damn Yankees every year in the fifties and how he remembered buying those cards as a kid. Needless to say I went back to that shop, bought more old cards, brought them home and got more leasons.

1956 Jim Rivera will always be my favorite even though hes a common and I can obtain hundreds of them now. Plus its just an awesome card! Whats your's!

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#2011349 - 09/28/12 12:11 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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As a kid, my favorite player was Willie Mays. Although this card pre-dates my birth, I knew all about "The Catch." When I started collecting cards, my friend John Vargo had an older brother, Joe Vargo who traded some "old" cards from his 1959-1963 collection for mine in probably 1965 or 1966. I've since upgraded:


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#2011350 - 09/28/12 12:23 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: bbo]
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The centering is dead on! Love that card! My second favorite set. Can't get enough of your 59 set.
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#2011351 - 09/28/12 01:13 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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Not sure if it is my fav, but this is the first pre-war card I ever bought...I believe it is partly responsible for my love of pre-war cards!


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#2011352 - 09/28/12 01:16 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: VANSLYKEFAN18]
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Without that guy Mickey Mantle might have been named Bob or Frank. Great card!
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#2011353 - 09/28/12 01:22 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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I've got two:


As a kid I was a left-handed pitcher in Little League through high school, American Legion and into college. I always tried to imitate Sandy, my high school coach nicknamed me "Sandy," my freshman year and it stuck all through high school. The card is not that great, but I've had it a long, long time, it's seen some miles. It's special too in that it was the Dodgers last year in Brooklyn.

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I just picked this card up a month or so ago, but it has become probably my second favorite. I can remember watching Roger in the Cotton Bowl in 1963 against Texas for the national championship. Navy lost, kinda ironic, they lost two games that year, to SMU in Dallas and to Texas in Dallas. Then he went on to the pro football HOF playing for a team in...Dallas.

After his college career, he fulfilled his military obligation, even though he could have gotten out of it, other reasons aside, he's color blind. His military career included a year in Vietnam. The rest is history as we all know of his HOF pro career.

The sort of individual everyone could look up to and admire. Kinda unusual in this day and time.
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#2011354 - 09/28/12 01:39 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: trex]
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This was one of the first vintage cards I owned given to me by my dad during X-mas season late 80s/early 90s when I was into cards of that era as a boy. (Since upgraded).



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#2011355 - 09/28/12 02:15 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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1954 Red Heart Musial SGC Grade Run
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#2011356 - 09/28/12 02:22 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: rgold]
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That "Stan-the-Man" card is beautiful.

Damn, where do I get one?


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#2011357 - 09/28/12 02:28 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: trex]
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Damn sure is!
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#2011358 - 09/28/12 02:51 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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#2011359 - 09/28/12 02:53 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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 Originally Posted By: 33rdStreet
Without that guy Mickey Mantle might have been named Bob or Frank.

Or Gordon (Cochran's real name)
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#2011360 - 09/28/12 02:59 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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Favorite Football Card


Favorite Baseball Card

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#2011361 - 09/28/12 03:17 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: Blackie]
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Rob,

Two awesome cards, that Maris presents alot nicer than a 5.5

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#2011362 - 09/28/12 03:21 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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Thanks Daryl. I was lucky to be able to get that card for my set. Boyd (goldenhawk) has helped me along alot with my set and gave me a good price on the Maris. It is a very nice card.....and one of my most cherished for sure!
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#2011363 - 09/28/12 03:26 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: Blackie]
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That Maris is perfect in my book
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#2011364 - 09/28/12 03:46 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: Mintacular]
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 Originally Posted By: Mintacular
That Maris is perfect in my book


Thanks Pat!


Guess my second favorite would have to be my Mickey......took a bit to upgrade and its only a 60 but I love it
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#2011365 - 09/28/12 03:54 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: Blackie]
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No such thing as a bad mantle!!
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#2011366 - 09/28/12 03:54 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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 Originally Posted By: 33rdStreet
No such thing as a bad mantle!!


LOL.........how true
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#2011367 - 09/28/12 04:37 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: rgold]
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That is one beautiful card. WOW!!
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#2011368 - 09/28/12 04:40 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: cammb]
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Love the pic on it too Tony! Represents the Mick well.
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#2011369 - 09/28/12 04:50 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: Blackie]
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AUTHENTIC = TRIMMED?? I DON'T SEE IT. OH, WELL. LOVE THIS CARD>

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#2011370 - 09/28/12 05:01 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: cammb]
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Tony I don't see it either. All I see is a Eddie Mathews Rookie that is one sharp card brother. Very Very nice and extremely collectable!
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#2011371 - 09/28/12 08:10 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: cammb]
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 Originally Posted By: cammb
AUTHENTIC = TRIMMED?? I DON'T SEE IT. OH, WELL. LOVE THIS CARD>


I was thinking the same thing before I even read your comment. SGC got this one WRONG! Resubmit!
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#2011372 - 09/28/12 08:26 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: vintagetoppsguy]
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I just may, Dave.
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#2011373 - 09/28/12 08:49 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: cammb]
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Always hard to tell from a scan. It's probably the top edge. Maybe the bottom, too. But my guess is the top edge. The upper left has a bit of a bat-wing look to me. The longer sides look OK.
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#2011374 - 09/29/12 02:19 AM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: bbo]
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Wow! Great thread. This is what card collecting is all about. Great Stories about why certain cards are special beyond any monetary value.

Mike(BBO) That Willie Mays "caych" card is absolutely stunning!


I was 7 years old when Roger Staubach gave Tom Landry his first Super Bowl Championship.

From that Point on it was always about who got to be Roger Staubach in the back yard.

Roger Staubach was an absolute hero to us kids throughout the seventies. He represented not only everything a Football player should be, Playing with honor and sportsmanship, but what a human being should be.

Roger Staubach and the rich history of the Dallas Cowboys are the reason Ive had a life long affair with the hobby.

Maybe its just me, but I see people touting these cream puff modern QB's (Manning, Brady, farve, Brees, etc...) as All-Time greats and I just shake my head.

Roger Staubach was the greatest Player Ive ever seen take charge of a Football field, and he did it without all of these "wussy rules" that tilt the game soooo far to the advantage of the offense that Im not sure its really even football anymore.

Roger NEVER ran out of bounds.
Roger Never Slid
Roger Never cried FOUL

Im afraid the days of "tough guy" football is a thing of the past, but as long as I have my cards and the memories of days gone past they will always live on.

Ive had alot of cards in my lifetime, including Baseball and Basketball, but the one constant in all of my collecting years has been Roger Stabauch and my collection starts with him.

Like many of the 72's in my graded set this is a card Ive had in my collection for almost 30 years before I had it graded. Kind of wish I had it in an SGC holder now.

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#2011377 - 09/29/12 09:46 AM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: rgold]
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Great anecdotes all!!

Ron, love your Stan Musial Red Heart collection.

What do you think about SGC adding more half grades?

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#2011378 - 09/29/12 10:47 AM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: gaugman]
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 Originally Posted By: gaugman
Great anecdotes all!!

Ron, love your Stan Musial Red Heart collection.

What do you think about SGC adding more half grades?


Thanks for looking at my website.

I do not like the new half grades at all. I suppose the lower half grades were necessary to stay competitive with PSA, but do we really need three grades between ex-mt and near mint?

The change does not affect me that much since most of my collection is SGC 84 or better. However, I do not think the change was very well thought out. No one asked my opinion.

At least, PSA indicates if a card has been reviewed and not upgraded. You can tell by the new label. With SGC, you will not be able to see. So, when you see an SGC 80, you will not know if it has been submitted for upgrade or not.

What that means, is when I see a PSA 6 with an old label, I think that it might bump. When I see an SGC 80, I think that it probably didn't bump already. That translates to lower prices for SGC cards.

Plus, I find it strange, that with all the turmoil and unanswered questions the last two years, that this would be the kind of change coming from SGC now.

Here is my second favorite card.

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#2011390 - 09/30/12 02:09 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: rgold]
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#2011391 - 09/30/12 02:25 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: royalbrett]
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I have that card...I love it.
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#2011392 - 09/30/12 02:25 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: royalbrett]
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As a kid I remember Score's first try, I personally loved them because they were all action shots. I opened pack after pack of those. That's a great looking Brett!
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#2011681 - 10/11/12 05:17 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: 33rdStreet]
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This is my favorite because it makes me smile after a bad day.
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#2011697 - 10/11/12 09:19 PM Re: Your Favorite card and why? [Re: Finestkind]
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One of my favorite players ,and first auto.Got it from buying 1 pack of 1996 SPX.

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